Valentine’s Day Fabric Scrap Art
I should be finished with day five of my organization challenge, but I needed a break from cleaning and organizing. Not to mention, my kids were still on Winter vacation and trying to organize with four kids running around isn’t an easy task. They make a mess faster than I can clean and put stuff away…sigh. So, I made the decision to stop organizing till they go back to school today. Can I say that I’m secretly excited? Anyway, sometimes you just need to walk away and clear your mind before going crazy…I mean, going forward.Since I’m taking a small break from organizing, I decided to make a Valentine’s Day artwork for the entryway.
Valentine’s Day Fabric Scrap Art Materials:
- 7-8 different patterned fabric scraps
- Mod Podge
- cardboard (I recycled the sides of a doughnut box)
- pencil & ballpoint pen
- sponge brush or paint brush
- Picture frame
- 8×8 canvas panel (a thick cardstock can be substituted)
Valentine’s Day Fabric Scrap Art Instructions:
- Determine the size you want your birds to be. This will depend on the size of your picture frame. My picture frame was 8×8, so I chose to make my birds 1 1/2″, 1 3/4″, and 3″.
- Next take cardboard and draw your bird shapes onto them for a template. Cut out the shapes and set aside.
- Take your chosen fabric scraps and apply a thin coat of Mod Podge onto the right sides of the fabrics with a foam brush (see below). Let fabrics completely dry. This will help prevent the fabric from fraying.
Once the fabric is dried and stiff, trace at least two different sized birds onto the back sides of four different patterned fabrics. *If your trace line is too dark, make sure to cut that off. Any markings will show when Mod Podge is applied.
After all the birds have been traced and cut out, do a dry arrangement on the canvas panel. The spaces between the birds will give you an idea of how big to cut the hearts.
When you find an arrangement you like, cut out various sized hearts from all seven fabrics (I chose to cut my hearts freehand). Start to fill in the spaces between the birds with the hearts.
If you are satisfied with your arrangement, apply Mod Podge on the back of each bird and heart. This will adhere the pieces to the canvas. Let this dry. *I chose to add wings to two of my birds by cutting one of my hearts in half (see picture below).
Apply Mod Podge over the entire canvas panel, keeping the brush strokes going in one direction.
Place the finished piece into the frame and hang.